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Support WIN at The Piggest Raffle Ever!

PiggestRaffle2014Adopt a pig and you’ll be supporting WIN’s mission. You’ll also have a chance to win the Grand Prize for the Piggest Raffle Ever:  A 2-year lease on a 2014 Toyota Prius. To adopt your lucky piggies, click here–and don’t forget to select Working In Neighborhoods from the drop down list (we’re waaaaaay at the bottom).

Watch the Transformation: 1301 Cedar Ave

We’re documenting our housing development work by featuring this rehab of 1301 Cedar Avenue. We started work in the summer of 2013. This home is part of a broader community development project in College Hill to stabilize Cedar Avenue, upgrade housing and provide opportunities to new, first-time home-buyers. We’re pretty excited with how everything is coming together. Check out other WIN homes here.

Happy New Year! Read WIN’s Winter Newsletter

housingcounseling More Homeowners Save Their Dream with WIN

WIN’s Home Preservation Team has been busy! Since July of 2013, there has been a 200% increase in requests for assistance from foreclosure-threatened clients…Read More.

35th35WIN Celebrates 35 Years and 35 Partners

Friends, supporters, partners and vendors gathered in a festive atmosphere at Paul Brown Stadium to celebrate 35 years and move WIN into the next 35 years of fulfilling its mission…Read More.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, WIN! The Flying Pig 2014

This year, WIN will once again be a partner charity in one of Cincinnati’s largest charitable fund raisers, the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon…Read More.

 

To download a pdf version of WIN’s Winter Newsletter, click here.

Cincy Charity Golf Ball Drop rescheduled for Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Cincy Charity Golf Ball Drop is now “officially” rescheduled to take place on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Marge Schott Baseball Stadium on the UC Campus. The original date of Friday, November 15, 2013 was postponed by event organizers to allow additional organizations to take part. For more information, click here.
By purchasing a golfball for $5 you will help WIN promote homeownership in greater Cincinnati, and you could win $10,000.  Click here to purchase balls and to find out more about the event.

Let’s reach our goal of raising $6,000 for WIN!

Volunteer Spotlight: 35th Anniversary House

Old Timers Llewellyn Rehab ProjectFor at least 10 years, the men of Little Flower’s Old Timers softball team have been volunteering with Working in Neighborhoods. These guys have done everything from pouring concrete and demolition to painting and building fences, porches, and decks–usually during four to six-hour “barn-raising blitzes.”

This year, the Old Timers are working to complete a whole-house rehab project within a year at 3753 Llewellyn Avenue. The home is located in the neighborhood of South Cumminsville and is a three-story wood frame structure built in the early 1900′s.

The Old Timers have recruited help from the Little Flower Men’s Society and others from their parish and beyond who want to make a difference. “Service is part of our discipleship,” noted volunteer Paul Ross.”It’s putting our faith into action and reaching out beyond our parish,” added Jerome Gabis.

The house has also been adopted by two local businesses who are generously volunteering their labor and expertise: Cooper Electric and Robert Jones Plumbing.

The Old Timers are taking on all of the inside work but the plumbing and electrical, arriving in crews of 10-15 persons per volunteer day, completing demolition,  framing, insulation, dywalling, laying carpet, and painting. Volunteers from Marquette University and Catholic Heart Work Camp have also lent a helping hand. For more information about the “35th Anniversary House,” contact Lucianne Crowley at (513) 541-4109 x. 135.

WIN Walkability Workshop on June 25th 2013: Community develops “Next Steps” for the Beekman Street Corridor Initiative

On June 25th, Working In Neighborhoods hosted South Cumminsville’s Walkability Workshop. It’s purpose was to create next-steps to make the Beekman-Elmore Corridor more walkable, livable, healthy and welcoming, in addition to increasing economic opportunity in South Cumminsville. WIN was 1 of only 12 selected nationally by Project for Public Spaces to receive technical assistance led by the Walkable & Livable Communities Institute, funded by the US EPA. To see what’s happened since the workshop, read the Beekman St Corridor Initiative: Early Actions. For an overview of the project, read the WIN Beekman St Corridor Initiative 1PG Summary.

Read the Report: South Cumminsville–Built Environment: Opportunities for Change

For a high quality pdf version of the report, contact Samantha Brockfield at sbrockfield@wincincy.org

Check out the video!

To see more great photos from the workshop, click here.

VIDEO: WIN Walkability Workshop Closing Circle: “Aha! Moments” 

To read the news story posted on Building Cincinnati, click here.

To learn more about the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, click here.